Two arrested in Box Elder on drug charges; alleged connection to March murders.

(Box Elder) Two were arrested in Box Elder this past week, Melody Rose Bernard and Ashley Jocelyn Cortez, on charges of possessing with intent and conspiring to distribute meth and fentanyl.

Police say, however, that both of these women are connected to the shootings that took place in Box Elder earlier this year; March 28th saw Darren Wade Caplette and Thomas Yallup were both murdered in front of the D&L Bar.

Three individuals were arrested and charged with deliberate homicide involving that incident, and an affidavit from police say that when that arrest was made, Ashley Cortez was in the room with the suspects.

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